Research Internship

Research Internship Program

This program is designed for highly qualified and motivated Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) students who are interested in research projects or advanced coursework. Research Internship Program offers selected students the opportunity to participate in research projects or work as an intern in research centers or organizations at Yonsei University.

  • Program Period : Jun 17, 2022 ~ Aug 4, 2022 (7.5 weeks)
  • Qualifications : 2022 YISS participants enrolled in an accredited foreign university (*high school seniors who have been accepted to university, and Yonsei students are not eligible to apply.)
  • Credit : 2 credit points (Graded on Pass/Non-Pass basis)
  • Benefit
    1. 1) Certificate of Completion for those who get ‘Pass’ with signature of Vice President, Office of International Affairs at Yonsei University
    2. 2) Actual working experience in Korea
    3. 3) 2 Credit Points
  • Course Syllabus : File Down
  • Working hours required
    Date Jun 16 (Thu) Jun 17 (Fri)
    : All day (7 hrs)
    Jun 20 (Mon) ~ Aug 4 (Thu)
    : 3.5 hrs from Mon to Thu
    [For ALL] [Either Option 1 or 2]
    Time Orientation
    TBA (app. 3 hrs)
    09:00 ~ 17:00 Option 1)
    09:00 ~ 12:30
    Option 2)
    14:00 ~ 17:30
  • * Please check the working hour of each research center or lab from the list below.

Course Schedule

  • The following modules are devised to assist internship applicants in scheduling academic course(s) with internship.
  • Internship applicants are required to take more than one extra academic course in addition to internship course. Given that there are two working hour options in internship, please refer to below chart for understanding how the courses can be scheduled.
  • Please note that participants have to work from 9:00 to 17:00 on Jun 17 (Fri) 2022.
Option 1) Morning Shift
Morning Afternoon
1 Internship 09:00~12:30 Period 2A (4-week) 13:30 - 16:00
2 Period 3 (6-week) 13:20 – 15:00
3 Period 4 (6-week) 15:20 – 17:00
Option 2) Afternoon Shift
Morning Afternoon
1 Period 1A (4-week) 09:30 - 12:00 Internship 14:00 – 17:30
2 Period 1 (6-week) 09:00 – 10:40
3 Period 2 (6-week) 11:00 – 12:40

Interns will work either Morning or Afternoon shift and can choose to take courses in blue or in green (or both).

Important Dates

Apr 4, 2022 ~ Apr 22, 2022 Internship Application
May 27, 2022 Placement announcement
Jun 16, 2022 Internship orientation
Jun 17, 2022 ~ Aug 4, 2022 Internship Period

* Internship applicants need to complete their enrollment in YISS during application period by making full tuition fee payment by April 22. Applications with outstanding tuition balance will not be considered.

Note :
  • Internship placement is not guaranteed. Final decisions will be made by individual companies. Please prepare alternative course options to be approved by your home institution in case you are not placed in any position.
  • Some laboratory or centers may have interviews, and in this case only candidates will be individually contacted.
  • Each applicant can apply for up to 5 internship positions (Research/Labs & Corporations).
  • Please take extra caution when selecting internship positions and ask any questions before submitting your application. When the placement is confirmed, it becomes a matter of mutual trust that Yonsei University is involved. Please note that the internship placement cannot be changed or cancelled.

List of Participating Research Centers/Labs 2022

  • Please refer to the below chart for information of participating research centers/labs. The list and details may change without prior notice.
Name of Professor Name of Research Center Summary of Research or Project No. of Positions Available Support Requirements
[Morning] Lee, Weontae Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Lab (Biochemistry) - Protein Structure and Drug Design
- Protein Biochemistry
- Molecular Modeling
1 300,000- 500,000 KRW (Depending on Activity) Majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry
Language: Korean (intermediate) English (Advanced)
1) Basic biology laboratory techniques (micropipetting, sterile technique, microbe culturing)
2) Knowledge of general biology topics and tools such as PCR and protein
3) Not required of prior research experience in related field
[Afternoon] Kim, Sunghoon Medical Bioconvergence Research Center/Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Research(AIBI) (Pharmacy) -Development of neoatigen peptide vaccines using a novel TLR2 agonist
-Learn how to desgin, purigy, and test the efficacy of various types of conjugated vaccine using neoantigen and adjuvant
- Sudies on amino acid snsosome and signaling pathways

*Please note that intership will be held in Songdo Campus wihch is quite far from Sinchon Campus
2 N/A Major: Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering
Language: Korean (Advanced) English (Advanced)
1) Basic molecular laboratory techniques (micropipetting, sterile technique, microbe culturing)
2) knowledge of general molecular & cell biology topics and tools, such as PCR, DNA sequencing, cell culture and immunoblot
3) Prior research experience in related field
[Afternoon] Moon, Kyungsun (Physics) Theoretical Study of Quantum Computing and Coding Practice using IBM Quantum Experience/IBM-Q Machine 3 N/A Major: Physics, Computer Science, and Others
Language: Korean (Intermediate), English (Advanced)
1) Quantum Mechanics (1)/Linear Algebra will be helpful to understand the basics of quantum computer and quantum information, but not mandatory.
[Afternoon] Yoo, Hwidong (Physics) Will study and participate novel dual-readout calorimeter R&D and detector module building which would be used in the future e+e- collider projects such as FCC-ee at CERN and CEPC in China at 2030s 1 N/A Major: Physics
Language: English (Advanced)
Others :
1) Good knowledge and concern on experimental particle physics
2) If the candidate has an experience on the hardware or software R&D, it would be very beneficial
[Afternoon] Yoon, Dong Keun Environmental Spatial Informatics & Disaster Prevention Lab (Urban Planning and Engineering) Environmental (climate change) impact assessment, Disaster analysis, Geographic Information System (GIS) 1 N/A Major: Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning and Engineering, Sociology are preferred, but not essential.
Language: Korean (Intermediate), English (Advanced)
1) Experience in statistical analysis, Capacity to use Excel, Word, PowerPoint
[Morning] Lee, Joon Sang Multi-scale Fluid Dynamics Lab (Mechanical Engineering) Visualize engineering product with virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) 1 N/A Major: Engineering
Language: Korean (Intermediate), English (Advanced)
Must complete/pass basic calculus course(s)
[Afternoon] Chung, Kyongmee Digital Mental Health lab (Psychology) The development of multidimensional depression detection platform based on digital phenotyping, the development of an ICT-based program for enhancing executive functions for neurodevelopmental disorder children and adolescents, or the examination of the effects of an app-based CBT program for university students with depressive symptoms 4 N/A Major: Psychology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or basic knowledge of any of the following areas
Language: Korean (Intermediate), English (Advanced)
Other Requirements:
1) Basic knowledge of psychology and statistical analysis
2) Interests in developing digital therapies to promote physical and psychological health

Security Pledge Agreement and Collection of Personal Information Agreement

  • Additional documents, such as a collection of personal information, may be required (security issues related to research projects are essential in terms of researchers).
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